South East Area Committee

Welcome to the South East Area of the Institute of Water!

Your South East Area committee covers Affinity Water, Portsmouth Water, South East Water, Southern Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water and Thames Water as well as supply chain, regulators and other industry partners across Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Wiltshire.

The committee are a mixture of water company, regulator, supply chain and consultancy employees with a shared passion for our industry and the people within it. Our vision is to deliver experiences for our membership that allows both career and personal development and growth, with a good dose of friendly networking across our great community. We have a huge focus on diversity and inclusion and aim to have that as a thread through everything we do!

We pride ourselves on our vibrant events programme, most notably our annual Interactive Weekend School which has seen delegates flourish into successful industry professionals year on year since 2011. Other annual events we host include the World Environment Day debate, Future of the Water Industry forum, Dinner with a CEO, Wellbeing conference and President’s Family Fun Day as well as site visits and relaxed networking get-togethers.

If you’d like to know more about us, our events or how we can support you, please get in touch!

Upcoming South East Area Events: 

To keep up to date and view a list of upcoming events (and past events) in your Area, follow this link then filter by Area.

Working from home? You can view all our past webinars via our Institute of Water Channel featured on GoTo Webinar. Simply sign-up HERE and you can have instant access to over 30 recordings!

Committee Members

  • Sarah McMath

    Position: President

    Company: MOSL

  • Dr Alison Hoyle

    Position: Immediate Past President

    Company: Southern Water

  • Anna Boyles

    Position: Chair

    Company: Thames Water

  • Paul Holton

    Position: Immediate Past Chair

    Company: Southern Water

  • Abbie Johnson

    Position: Vice Chair

    Company: Thames Water

  • Jamie Jones

    Position: Treasurer

    Company: Portsmouth Water

  • Kim Rodwell

    Position: Area Secretary

    Company: Thames Water


  • Joe Ford

    Position: Deputy Secretary & Sponsorship Lead

    Company: South East Water

  • Hayley Wakeford

    Position: Area Forum Rep (& HQ Events Coordinator)

    Company: Thames Water

  • Lydia Dareheath

    Position: Deputy Area Forum Rep & Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity Lead (Sub-Group Lead)

    Company: Anglian Water

  • Mandhy Senewiratne

    Position: International Engagement Lead

    Company: Melbourne Water

  • Beth Fairley

    Position: Sustainability & Environmental Lead

    Company: Portsmouth Water

  • Scott Kenward

    Position: Communication & Social Media Lead

    Company: Southern Water

  • Austen Buck

    Position: Professional Registration Lead

    Company: WRc

  • Kirsty Ayres

    Position: Events Coordinator / Maternity

    Company: Anglian Water

  • Maria Woods

    Position: Events Coordinator

    Company: Thames Water

  • Paul Byrne

    Position: Events Coordinator

    Company: CABWI

  • Chris Brown

    Position: Events Coordinator

    Company: Thames Water

  • Chris Gethins

    Position: Events Coordinator

    Company: Z-Tech

  • Lee Kempton

    Position: Events Coordinator

    Company: Z-Tech

  • David Port

    Position: Past President

    Company: Business and Asset Investment Adviser

  • Jason Ryall

    Position: Past Chair

    Company: KPMG

  • Ian Limb

    Position: Honorary Committee Member

    Company: Portsmouth Water